RESEARCH

Lab Equipment

SYNTHESIS

Glovebox

Vacuum Atmospheres OMNI-LAB 4-port workstation

Manipulation of materials under an inert nitrogen atmosphere.

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Pure Solvent System

Pure Process Technologies freestanding 6-solvent system

Currently running: THF, dichloromethane, acetonitrile, toluene, ether, and hexane.

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Flash Chromatography/prep-HPLC

Buchi C-850 FlashPrep Pure Chromatography System

For fast purification of reaction products.

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Microwave Reactor

Biotage Initiator+ Microwave Synthesizer

To rapidly heat chemical reactions above the solvent boiling point.

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Furnace Oven

Thermo Scientific Small Benchtop Muffle Furnace, Type 1400

To heat small samples or molecular sieves. Maximum temperature 1100°C.

Fume hoods outfitted with Schlenk lines

Custom-built by USC's glassblower Phillip Sliwoski using ChemGlass parts

Five-port manifolds with single cold trap, vacuum gauge, Lafler bubbler, regulated dry nitrogen supply, Welch DuoSeal 1400 vacuum pump.

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CHARACTERIZATION

Scanning Probe Microscope

Bruker Multimode 8 (with additional MS-10 STM system)

Atomic Force and Electrochemical Scanning Tunnelling Microscopy for surface imaging.

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Scanning Tunnelling Microscope-based Break Junction

Custom-built microscope controlled by custom software (Igor Pro, Wavemetrics)

To explore the electronic properties of individual molecules by 'wiring' them up into nanoscale junctions.

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Metal Evaporator

Angstrom Covap Physical Vapor Deposition Platform

Preparing thin films of Au, Ag, Cu, Cr by thermal evaporation.

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Potentiostat

CH Instruments Model 760E Bipotentiostat

General-purpose potentiostat, bipotentiostat, and galvanostat capable of a wide variety of electrochemical techniques.

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Ultra-Violet/Ozone Cleaner

Novascan Probe and Surface Decontamination Pro (PSDP) UV4

Removing organic contaminates from surfaces.

Ultrapure Water System

Sartorius Arium mini plus UV

Producing ultrapure (18.2 MOhm, < 5 ppb TOC) water from a feed water tap.

Light Curing Oven

Norland Traydex-18 LED UV/Visible Oven

Curing optical adhesives such as Norland 61.

Oxyhydrogen Torch

U.S. Solid H180 Oxygen-Hydrogen Generator plus Flame Gun

Flame annealing of metal substrates and electrodes.